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The PEMDAS Paradox

What answer do you get when
you calculate 6÷ 2(1+2)?

Maths in a minute: Escape velocity

Would you like to get away from Earth? Here's how fast you would need to go.

Mysterious 6174

Start with your favourite four-digit number, follow these simple steps, and you'll never guess what happens next!

Helping men with early prostate cancer

A new online tool developed with the help of statisticians enables patients to make informed treatment choices.

Looking for love?

If yes, then you're almost certainly looking online. We look at the algorithm behind one of the Internet's most popular dating sites.

Phantom jams

Traffic jams are particularly annoying when they occur for no apparent reason. A little maths goes a long way in explaining and avoiding such phantom jams.

No maths for Europe

The upcoming European Parliament elections are a political problem for the UK. But they also present a mathematical challenge which mathematicians from around Europe have been invited to solve.

Maths in a minute: The d'Hondt method

How does the voting system for the European Parliament elections work?